June 2018

The Summer Art & Antique Fair that has been taking place in Olympia, London since 1972 is a major art and antiques event not only in the UK, but all over the world. Known for its diverse offerings in a variety of categories, including paintings, ceramics, jewellery, furniture, textiles, contemporary art dealers, the fair brings the world’s best decorative and antique pieces to London every year in June. According to

London-based NICHOLAS WELLS ANTIQUES sells its antique furniture and artworks solely online. Owner Nicholas Wells shares with EAL his insights into the changing antiques landscape and the many digital options available to interior designers, drawing one particularly promising conclusion: “It is again fun to collect!” What are some of the benefits you offer to designers? How do you develop relationships with them? We, too, focus primarily on high-end interior designers. Since 1998, I have established many

The Shoguns, who ruled Japan during the Edo Period (1603-1867), had followed an isolationist policy called ‘Sakoku’. During this very long period of isolation, Japan severely limited its relations with the outside world. While this self-imposed isolation helped the country’s economy and also caused the growth of local culture, it produced many negative effects in the long run. In this rigid system, the artistic community of Japan was dependent upon